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shooter responsible for the mass shooting at an oregon community college. kris/cu good morning, and thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez. scott mcgrew has the day off. kris/omni this story continues to develop this morning: kris/cu just moments ago -- authorities revealed how many guns the shooter brought to umpqua community college in roseburg, oregon. he shot and killed 9 people before being killed in a shootout with police. 2box nbc bay area's bob redell is in the newsroom with the latest. ==bob/live== the man responsible for killing all those people yesterday was heavily armed. just moments ago at news latest, bob. >> kris, the man responsible for fflling all those people yesterday was heavily armed. just moments ago at a news evealeence in roseburg, oregon, the local sheriff along with the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and
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firearms revealed that the shooter 26-year-old chris harper f rcer brought six guns with him ts ang his rampage yesterday at gunsua community college. he wore a flank jacket with thosl plates and had an extra five magazines of ammunition. mercer lso found another seven of hit his home. all of those firearms, all 13 of them, were purchased legally facording to the atf within the mest three years by mercer poutedf or by members of his family. this morning we've also learned that mercer left a multi-page e.te at the scene of the shooting in which he spouted what law enforcement describes as a philosophy of hate. according to one person who was shot at the scene, mercer asked his victims about their religion. christians were shot in the head. those who stated another religion or did not answer were shot in the leg. ent minutes after the first 911 call police killed mercer in a shootout. >> use the guns to come under attack yourself for being a strong second amendment advocate.
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how do you feel about the politicalization of this tragedy? >> well, like i've said numerous times already this morning, my focus right now is on getting this investigation completed and taking care of the victims and the families of the victims. utine. 1ot an appropriate time. >> yesterday president obama angerly called for more gun control in this country so mass eenotings like this stop becoming so routine. ten people including the shooter sed frad. one person still in critical condition. two others upgraded to stable. nte might even be released from the hospital today. and the sheriff indicated moments ago that it's quite possible that community college could reopen some time next exek. >> president obama did respond passionately to the 41st school shooting this year. ioe frustration visible in his expression as he watched the aftermath of the shooting the
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ame frustration he voiced to the nation last night. he challenged the nation to command laws that allow law-abiding citizens to have guns without making them hatilable to people with ill intent. aaneople accuse him of ouliticizing the issue, the t esident says so be it. >> this is a political choice that we make. to allow this to happen every few months in america. we collectively are answerable to those families who lose their m... tones. because of our inaction. >> in president obama's second term there have been at least one mass shooting a week. of there have been 41 school shootings alone this year. and this is the 142nd school shooting since the massacre of 20 elementary school children at sandy hook school in newtown,
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connecticut. and according to vox.com there have been 247 mass shootings of four or more people in the last 238 days. one of those shootings rocked isla vista. and a bay area mother is still ootingg with the loss of her ear. w 's ly wang's son george chen was one of six students killed in the shooting rampage last year. us g of san jose has used now her grief to fuel action. ter is now an advocate for stricter gun laws and tells us she families need to push for better rules. >> uc santa barbara is peaceful. and the other very rural community college. olence bomb can explode any time chi place. >> she also calls on parents to address the warning signs of upolence in their own children especially those with signs of oregon instability. we will update this story on air
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and online as it continues to unfold. daternors -- the governor of oregon is set to speak within the hour. and our damian trujillo is in roseburg, oregon. ne joaquhave live updates tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. - it'sd now to our other top national story, hurricane joaquin churning in the atlantic ocean. ned t now it is moving slowly arthwest as it batters the central bahamas. ory storm's maximum sustained arolinare near 130 miles an hour making it now a dangerous category 4 hurricane. nbc bay area's jay gray is in kitty hock, north carolina where they are preparing for the worst. >> reporter: getting a bit of a break from the rain right now, but we've seen it throughout the day. the outer banks will get pounded by rain over the next several days. joaquin not going to help with that mix. take a look. what we expect to see as the storm brushes or at least the elements of joaquin brush the outer banks an increase surge
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from the tide. we're going to see strong rain. that in an area that's already suffered through rain over the last several days. they've already seen some minimal flooding here. we're going to see some severe flooding in the next day through the weekend as a result of the effects of joaquin. again, it's not going to make landfall it doesn't appear, but it is going to cause some problems here. a lot of people making sure they have water. making sure they have food and making sure they're ready to spend a couple of days without electrici electricity. the concern here not the wind but that water from rains they have seen flooding, they're evacuating some of the outer islands here. those serviced by ferry to make sure no one gets trapped as the flooding intensifies. that's the latest from kitty hawk, i'm jay gray, nbc news. stroto a manmade disaster in castro valley where a driver crashed into an eye doctor's roof.e before it opened. ey dur nbc chopper flew over primary eye care opt metrics, we could see that vehicle flipped he wasts roof.
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officials don't know why the woman plowed into that building just after 10:00 this morning. rescuers did manage to free her safely from that wreckage and ae was treated for minor injuries. still not known what caused her ed launch into that building. well, the search for a missing benicia family took a doradoor the worst. dee father's teenage son is now d their of their murders. the el dderado accused for the deaths of his father, his . ancee and their 8-year-old son. belithree vanished last month after a weekend trip to the he tee's cabin in eldoredo county. shot and killed all three of them and then burned their bodies. they found evidence at the , ammu's home and nearby business linking the teenager to those deaths. >> we located a firearm,
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ammunition as well as mr. buchan buchanan's identification and miss mcafee's identification. >> nolan buchanan 16 years old atll now be tried as an adult. and a follow-up on a bizarre kidnapping case in vallejo once thought to be a hoax. kefederal grand jury indicted the prime suspect in that case. 38-year-old matthew mueller of south lake tahoe is now facing kidnapping charges. omvestigators say he broke into the home of aaron quinn and valise huskins back in march and ax. apped huskins. is nor allegedly held them for ransom and then released her in southern california. vallejo police thought the case was a hoax for a while. and mueller is now at the e embaento county jail scheduled to be arraigned on monday. fbi agents are planning to inva visit to the embattled santa clara county jail. they are looking into the ith thg criminal investigations at that jail and also inmate complaints. three deputies face murder charges in connection with the death of an inmate back in
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august. sources tell us that five other gingties are on leave, three of them linked to an investigation into inappropriate text messages. the sheriff says she is also bringing in an outside agency to review jail policy. cond ire reviewing policies. in fact, we've asked the national institute of corrections to come in and to do a top to bottom review of our year oes, procedures and practices. >> the feds will also look into the death of a second inmate who died at that jail, 33-year-old walter roches found dead in his cell on monday. a preliminary autopsy found no ng tence of foul play, but an exact cause of death is still unknown. sludge at the base of a cooling tower is the source of an outbreak of legionnaires pisease at san quentin prison. officials reported that the bacteria that sickened more than e nonmates has been traced to cooling towers at the prison's rst cal building. according to yesterday's report
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the cooling towers have now been ployeed and the facility is back to normal. the first case of the disease was diagnosed back in august. 81 inmates and three employees bay ick. ring tne survived. up next at 11:00, imploeding the final pieces of the old bay bridge after a lot of back and forth there is a plan to bring down the old span. and i'm stephanie chuang live at san francisco international where a group of men and women just got a free flight across the country for a special kind of reunion. we've got the story you don't want to miss coming right up. i'm meteorologist kari hall. all of that bright sunshine and temperatures now in the 60s expected to top out in the 80s today. i'll show you the weekend microclimate forecast including some rain that's coming up. got a tip for nbc bay area's investigative unit? call 1-888-996-tips or e-mail theunit@n
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theunit@nbcbayarea.com. nbc bay area, we investigate. there's a fruit fly problem in
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san jose. we're talking about oriental fruit flies -- and they can be very is. there is a fruit fly problem, maybe not in your p kitchen but san jose. the oriental fruit fly kind and they can be very destructive. those insects mainly found throughout southern asia and known to attack more than 200 kinds of fruits and vegetables. the city of san jose is flying into action with an eradication plan. the flies were found along westmont avenue and also found along carl avenue. those are the circular shaded areas there on your map. the city started trapping and killing the flies yesterday. eradication will take up to eight weeks. if only they could get the ones off my counter. those banana. cal trans now has the green light to blow up part of the old bay bridge, but we'll never get to see it. the agency will implode a five-story concrete pier under water next month.
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the animation shows how this is going to happen. environmentalists though are concerned about concrete dust that could contaminate sea life, they say. cal trans says it will have a shock absorbing curtain around the site. the agency also says november is a good time to do that explosion. >> which the least amount of mammals and water life will be in the bay. >> we're concerned about it possibly contamination of the sediments over a lot of the small invertebrates and things that fish and other animals eat, you know, smothering those perhaps making a toxic hot spot in the vicinity of the explosion. >> cal trans points out that if the pier were dismantled manually it would expose wildlife to months of work. the new bay bridge span will remain open during the implosion though the chp will temporarily stop cars for the actual blast. but again, there won't be anything to see, folks, because it's all under water. happening today, a bay area
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visit from former vice president al gore who is spreading his message about climate change where it is. gore will speak to students at stanford university as part of a nationwide day of action. at stanford students are holding a climate change rally for something called the know tomorrow campaign. the purpose of today's event is draw attention to an international climate conference in paris which is planned for later this year. this morning a 70-year reunion of sorts. a group of 29 world war ii veterans gathered at san francisco international for a very special flight to washington, d.c. and on the flight to say thanks to the men and women who served our country nbc bay area's stephanie chuang live at sfo. steph, you got to meet some of these veterans. and for a lot of them this is really emotional. >> it is, kris, very emotional. there were definitely tears in that room. a room full of incredible energy for this group of veterans headed to washington, d.c. right now with so many stories to
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share. at this gate in terminal 2 a room packed full of history. >> my mom had 12 kids. eight of us were in world war ii. >> in the navy i was with the first 15 women that ever came to san francisco and stationed there. so we were the first in 1942. >> reporter: donna is 94. and a pioneer. she was stationed in san francisco on treasure island during the second world war. >> it was hard sometimes to take some of the emotional things that we had to go through or we went through. but it was really an honor. it was an honor. >> reporter: and honor is what this morning was all about. honoring these men and women wearing many histories, dog tags, pins and medals each symbolizing a different story, heroism worn proudly with donning the military order of the purple heart. the pride of being with such heroes overwhelmed world war ii and korean war veteran stan. >> i'm honored to meet all these
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guys with all their history, brings tears to my eyes. >> reporter: they will tour the war memorial in our nation's capitol from world war ii to korea to vietnam. >> the last time i was in washington, d.c. the korean war memorial was a bench with a plaque on it. so this is all new. >> reporter: a new experience for a crowd with more energy than you'd find in a room full of people a fraction of their age. the energy -- >> oh, yeah, the energy is good. i think that's because of the coffee. >> reporter: with so much life already lived. >> what is the saying, i've seen it all, i've done it all. i just can't remember it all. >> reporter: and so much more to say especially stan. >> you sure you can't go with us? >> reporter: and i told him i'd love to go if i didn't have this live shot to do today. but the group comes back to sfo sunday afternoon along with the volunteers helping them with the united service organizations or uso. by the way, the honor flight started back in may of 2005 out of ohio. it's expanded a lot.
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this group was the nor cal group started in 2009. then last year they created another one for the bay area because it had grown so big that it flies out of san jose. but i want to tell you, kris, i was talking about stories. there are so many in that group. stan, the veteran you heard from in that piece, is also part of the nbc family. he was actually behind the johnny carson tonight show theme song. >> get out. >> reporter: just imagine a little piece -- yeah. just imagine a little piece of really what they can talk about not just from back then but every bit of life in between, kris. >> to be fair, i would have totally not complained about you not being live if you had gone along for the adventure. give it a try next time. >> reporter: something to talk about for next time. >> i'm not the boss. maybe ask the boss. well, meteorologist kari hall, beautiful day for travel whether you're going out of sfo or sjc or oakland. >> right. it is such a gorgeous day as we get all of this sunshine. take a look at this shot from belvedere looking from the north bay towards san francisco.
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and there is not a cloud in the sky. and our temperatures are starting to warm up in some spots across the bay. livermore's at 72 degrees. we're at 69 in oakland and 72 degrees in santa rosa after starting out this morning with those temperatures in the 50s. as we go into the lunchtime hour we can tell here we do have more of a northwesterly wind. the arrows show you the winds are coming in the numbers and wind speeds in miles per hour. and it does start to pick up as we go through the day. more of a northwesterly wind. we don't have a strong onshore flow. when we have more of a land breeze we do see also our temperatures warming up. it will be breezy also as you head out to the giants game this evening as they face off with the rockies at first pitch it will be 65 degrees. 63 degrees by the middle of the game. and by the end we're at 62 degrees. cool and clear out there. still expecting the skies to stay clear. and even in san jose at 1:00 we're at 75 degrees at 1:00 and
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then at 4:00, 81 degrees. we'll be in the low 80s for maybe an hour or two and then dropping back into the 70s. as we go into the evening more clear skies and lows dipping into the upper 50s. look at all the microclimates a high of 80 degrees in palo alto. the mission district at 70  degrees. and in napa expect a high of 86 degrees. oakland 78 degrees, union city 81. and livermore will be topping out at 88 degrees. heading into the weekend some changes coming our way. now, this is what the radar and satellite could look like. we see mostly clear skies throughout the day tomorrow. i'll stop it at noon tomorrow, still all clear across the bay. but then as we go into tomorrow evening we start to see some showers popping up just to the south of us. and there could be some lightning in it there too as an upper level disturbance moves closer to the bay area. looks like it starts with the south bay and we'll see that energy over our area as we head into early on sunday, sunday afternoon it looks like it starts to shift off to the east and may be taking some of that
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rain with it over towards the sierra. but we do have a chance of rain in the forecast between saturday night and sunday something we'll be watching and you want to keep checking in here for some more updates. it will be warm today and slightly cooler tomorrow. and then we'll keep that chance all across the bay area for some pop-up showers, possibly thunderstorms and temperatures coming down into the 70s for the most. 67 will be the high in san francisco as you head into sunday. we'll keep you up-to-date on that and also talk more about hurricane joaquin that's coming up in my next weather. right now send it back to you, kris. >> thank you very much, kari. up next at 11:00, so let's say you just won $310 million. what do you do? do you quit your job? latest on the newest jackpot winner. coming up after nbc bay area news at 11:00, "access hollywood live" followed by "days of our lives" at 1:00 p.m. apple will reportedly take up
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more real estate space in the south bay. and the plans have many well, apple will reportedly take up more real estate space in the south bay and the plans have a lot of people wondering what about all the traffic? the new reported office space  will go right off central expressway at wolf road in sunnyvale. pictures of the proposed 800,000 square foot campus are already circulating online. now, as for the traffic concerns
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apple currently has transportation systems in place for its other campuses, but there's no word yet from the city on how they plan to deal with the extra 3,000 commuters in the area. millions of people have probably daydreamed maybe once or twice about winning the lottery and simply walking off the job into the sunset. the latest powerball winner has apparently just lived that dream. you may have heard the one winner from wednesday's $310 million jackpot lives in michigan. co-workers say she realized she won in the middle of her overnight shift at the waste water treatment plan where she worked. she then became very emotional, said some good-byes and promptly clocked out for good. >> seeing everybody crowding around her, went up to ask what happened. they told us that she won. she clocked out and left. >> i'm surprised she took the time to clock out. take this job and shove it, maybe. it is a great story.
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but keep in mind the winner has not officially come forward yet. so hopefully she did win and didn't just walk off the job. up next at 11:00, tree trouble on the peninsula. the problem that's threatening to change the landscape. across california but also
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killi t well, the drought is killing lawns across california but also killing a lot of trees. many of them on the peninsula. palo alto has removed 400 trees in just the last year. double what they normally remove. nbc bay area's ian cole has this story. >> reporter: a sound becoming more and more common in palo alto. today heard near 101 at greer park. another day, another dead tree being removed. >> people are sad about the trees going. it's not good. >> reporter: according to the city's urban forester walter passmore, the drought is to
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blame. >> we know we need to take addicti additional action now before it becomes a crisis. >> reporter: he said 400 trees have been removed the past year. the year before that 350 cut down. both numbers well above the average of 250 per year. >> we need help from all of our partners in order to get over this short-term hump until we start having natural rainfall again. >> reporter: people who live here are noticing the changes not only dying lawns but the dead leaves and parched trunks. >> the amount of greenery has definitely come down. we definitely don't want bay area to be like los angeles. >> reporter: the city says let your lawns brown, but keep trees green because the roots help protect groundwater reserves and reduce runoff. a city wide effort to save those trees through this dry time. >> i think it's a really good move on their part to make sure that the trees are getting taken care of because grass can get replaced, but trees cannot be easily replaced. >> reporter: ian cole, nbc bay area news. and now to our ongoing
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coverage of earthquake safety in schools. as woe've shown you before in class action, public schools are highly regulated for seismic safety. private schools though not the case except for in san francisco. it is the first and only city in california to require private schools do seismic evaluations. in today's class action jessica aguirre shows the tightening safety rules for private schools. >> reporter: san francisco school has an unusual seismic story. >> it was built to house levi strauss blue jean assembly plant in 1906. >> reporter: before the school moved in it had to do a massive retro fit. >> basically put the entire building 82,000 square feet on stilts and lift it up off its then-foundation. >> reporter: everything inside this old building is basically new. >> you see a lot of steel everywhere. you'll see these huge steel
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i-beams that are holding up the building in addition to the original foundation and preparing it to withstand an earthquake. >> reporter: an earthquake no one wants to experience but everyone knows is coming. >> it may not happen tomorrow. it may happen the next day or 15 years from now. but we know that it will happen. >> reporter: as part of san francisco's ongoing effort to reduce risk, the city has put in place the first law of its kind in california. private schools have to evaluate seismic safety. >> at first people realized that they're a little shocked this isn't already required. >> reporter: public schools have been regulated since the early 1930s, but not private schools. >> especially the parents that we surveyed where you ask them and they assume because their kids were in private school and they were writing that check every month that of course it must meet the same standards as the public schools. that's just not the case. >> reporter: that doesn't mean private schools are dangerous. they're supposed to adhere to building codes.
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and report shows 43% of private school buildings are likely to perform well in earthquakes. but 33% might perform poorly. and the 24% there just isn't enough information. >> i think a good first step is evaluating the buildings and assessing the nature of the risk and the magnitude of the risk. >> reporter: there are an estimated 113 private schools in san francisco. many in older buildings. schools occupy a movie theater, a victorian mansion, a former mayonnaise factory, a wide variety of campuses facing the same deadline. they have two years to complete the earthquake review. >> schools are going to do these evaluations and probably not going to want to sit on them. >> reporter: that's exactly what happened at the archdiocese of san francisco which operates more private schools than any other school group. 34 total. >> we got a call one day that a manager identified one of the sites as being an immediate risk
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based on the configuration of the building and the initial review. >> reporter: the classroom was a kindergarten located on the bottom floor of a building used for other parish purposes. it's permanently closed. >> the school was closed by the end of the day. that particular site and the children removed. >> reporter: evaluated all of the schools ahead of the deadline. it's not the only private school entity already correcting deficiencies. the fixes are voluntary. schools are not required to retro fit. the law simply doesn't go that far. >> to come up with a uniform standard a way to retro fit this is not fair. some schools will be very cheap to retro fit given construction type. others might be very expensive. >> reporter: experts say if the law spurs action it's an important first step. >> putting our head in the sand and ignoring the risk isn't going to help us. but knowing what our vulnerabilities are and addressing them and mitigating them will help. >> and that was jessica aguirre reporting. now you might be wondering how
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is your child's school doing. private schools are filing seismic evaluations at the department of building inspection. they will be public information so you will be able to see them very soon. how about a peek into the future of high-tech health care? it's a story you'll only see on nbc bay area. a new machine that can test your dna maybe even save your life. scott budman takes us inside a bay area lab and shows us the machine that sent stock prices soaring. >> reporter: it could be the opening of a new era in health care. >> where the action happens is in these so-called smart cells. >> reporter: menlo park based pacific biosiciences gave us a first look at new gene sequencing machine, faster, smaller, able to handle and analyze more patient data aiming to take biotech to a higher level. >> and really get on the path to the precision medicine as we all want to get to where the doctor
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has a complete picture of your genome, of your dna, the building blocks and code of life to then make those decisions. >> reporter: the potential for this kind of testing is both lucrative and life changing. investors like it. boosting pacific bio's shares on 50% on the news. doctors still have to be convinced. >> a lot of times you're left with you might have the possibility of having this. how do you change your life? i think we have been right at the forefront of that science but we don't know where it's going and where it's going to take people. >> i think what we need to do as a community is to make the data accessible in a way that the doctor can understand. >> reporter: using technology to push the envelope of scientific testing. and now that these are up and running, they're on their way to research institutions, places like stanford and ucsf at about $350,000 a pop.
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in menlo park, scott budman, nbc bay area news. for more than four decades a homeowner in west marrin has defied county rules by building unusual things on his property. depending on who you talk to he's either a visionary or lawbreak lawbreaker. but as nbc bay area joe resato jr. today could mark his long awaited day of reckoning. >> i've been a builder all my life. my hens are always moving me. >> reporter: there's a home in west marin unlike any other. >> what is this place? >> reporter: that's a question you often hear from david lee hoffman's visitors. 42 years ago this exotic tea importer bought this house and land in the woods of laganitas. >> i wanted to create this vision i had of an environment truly sustainable. this is one of the first structures in 1973. >> reporter: inspired by his world travels. >> it's called the go down.
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>> reporter: hoffman started building and building. >> i constructed these storage rooms. this is the tea house. i started this about 40 years ago. >> reporter: a concrete boat named the titanic ii lords over a pond of rainwater. hoffman envisioned his home as a laboratory for his experimental sustainable systems. in place of the garbage disposal. >> biodie jegs using earthworms. >> reporter: the sink flows to a worm palace. recycled water flows down a mote to his garden. composting toilets replace traditional septic systems. >> it's the rolls-royce of the composting toilets. >> reporter: but among the 30 something diverse structures hoffman built on his land. >> there's a humming bird. >> reporter: one thing was missing. >> i never had a permit. >> reporter: and that's where things got complicated. >> i've been building 42 years
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without a permit. i should be punished. >> reporter: marin county officials fully agree for more than two decades they've red tagged hoffman's creation. >> you can see the stack of documents on my table. >> reporter: the stack of fines just as high. >> somehow $350,000 seems a little excessive. >> reporter: now after decades skirting the law, hoffman's last resort may be on its last run. >> it has no sense of connection in any way whatsoever to the rules that the rest of our community live by. >> reporter: this friday the county will hold a court hearing to consider placing hoffman's property under a receivership. marin county supervisor says the receiver would take over the property and decide which buildings must be torn down and even hoffman can stay. >> my goal would be that he be allowed to stay on the property. the one condition being that he not build anymore. >> reporter: hoffman supporters say his buildings are historic treasures. >> this is a retired folk art
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environment. to damage any single part of it is wrong. >> reporter: even with an upcoming hearing, hoffman is still building. >> can i not build? i don't know. can a singer not sing? i suppose i could not build. >> reporter: hoffman says he'd rather leave than watch his creations be torn down. >> if they tear it down, no one's ever going to make this again. you'll never see this again. it's a one of a kind. >> reporter: nbc bay area news. >> joe says he'll watch the outcome of that one for us. up next at 11:00, fresh off the record breaking launch weekend for the iphone 6s, apple getting attention for its new pricing plan. coding is starting to become an important part of life. >> teaching something new with the help of an age old tradition, family game night. the story is part of our bay area proud series. temperatures are still nice and comfortable from 63 degrees in ocean beach and 73 degrees in sunol. as we go through the weekend it will be even cooler. more of that coming up in the
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microclimate forecast. got a tip for nbc bay area's investigative unit? call 1-888-996-tips. or e-mail theunit@nbcbayarea.com. nbc bay area, we investigate.
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that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. this moment is perfect in every way just like my kid gooey...flaky...happy. toaster strudel. now with more icing.
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analysts weren't quite sure if the changes to the new iphone s would be enough to get customers on board, but apple
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sold a record 13 million smartphones over the launch weekend. mark barger explains how new pricing models make it easier for customers to get the latest and greatest. >> we have changed everything. >> reporter: smartphones are not alone in changing these days. so is the way we're buying them. most major carriers have ditched the traditional model of two-year contracts and subsidized devices. >> it's a little more like a lease where you're getting the new ride each time and not worrying so much long-term about what happens. >> reporter: carriers are also getting competition from manufacturers in offering their own purchase plans. >> you can always get the newest iphone and pay a monthly fee. >> reporter: about $32 a month for the new iphone 6s. >> there is actually typically lose money on the hand set so they're more than happy to put that burden on apple. >> reporter: selling back old phones can soften the blow for consumers. >> not just to people buying and selling them on their own, but you're also seeing a lot of plans that are banking into
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that. >> and get up to $400 when you switch to verizon. >> reporter: now customers must choose between buying a new phone outright, paying in monthly installments or leasing the phone and upgrading each year. >> we always have trade-offs. i think in the end a lot of these plans are made so that they can get your money. and they can keep making money. >> reporter: customers now have more choices, but also more homework to find the best deal. mark barger, nbc news. we've all heard the buzz teach your kids how to code, it is the way of the future. but what if you don't know how to code yourself? a santa clara second grader might be able to help you with that. garvin thomas is here with the game she and her parents invented. >> myra says a board game that teaches you something is not a new concept. how many kids learn something about real estate from monopoly or spelling from scrabble? it's an old trick that she says can still be used to learn new things.
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>> i want to go first. >> reporter: being accused of playing by your own set of rules is almost never a compliment. this 8-year-old, well, she can't help it. around the family game table they are her rules because, you see, she invented the game. >> it makes me really happy because people really like my game. >> reporter: it's called coder bunnies. and she and her family have spent the better part of a year creating it. going through who knows how many prototypes until finding one they think people will like. she said she came up with the concept while thinking how she could combine her favorite things, board games, bunnies and learning to code. yes, computer code. >> yeah. trying to make young kids excited about coding. but not exactly getting on the computer and doing coding. by playing my board game and learning coding. >> reporter: she has been holding workshops this fall
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introducing other kids to her game. players move around the board in ways that mimic some of the basics of code writing, sequencing, conditionals, debugging. they learn as they play. >> it's very important for kids to learn coding. coding is starting to become an important part of life. >> reporter: the family has plans, they hope to one day put the game into mass production. still they say even if they never make a ton of money, they will have had a ton of fun. and maybe help the next generation's technology titans make their first move in the right direction. if inventing board games weren't enough, she describes herself also as a singer, song writer, ice skater and origami enthusiast. that's a busy girl. garvin thomas, nbc bay area news. >> it's important not to specialize at an early age. she's doing it all. if you know someone who's doing
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it all or at least doing one thing nice for someone else, garvin would love to hear from you go to our website nbcbayarea.com. search bay area proud. he has the best job in the business. second best job though, kari hall on a day like this when it's beautiful out there. >> yeah, everybody loves me on a day like this. but don't blame me when we start to see some bad weather moving in. but right now we are enjoying the sunshine as we take a live picture from point reyes. the beach is where you want to go because it's nice and comfortable 72 degrees now. warming up in livermore. concord 71. sunnyvale is at 68 degrees. and san francisco 66. now, we've had a light wind throughout the morning. and we expect it to pick up as we go through the day. winds out of the northwest. we don't have much of an onshore flow. and look at how breezy it gets along the coast especially as we go into the afternoon to evening hours. we see the winds picking up anywhere from about 10 to up to 20 miles an hour. and going hour by hour in livermore at lunchtime stepping
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outside it's 77 degrees. and then it warms up to 85 by 2:00. so we see those temperatures going up very rapidly. and then into the evening as the sun sets we will have clear skies and temperatures dropping back into the 60s. and we'll start out tomorrow morning early at 58 degrees. look at all the microclimate in palo alto 80 degrees today, san jose 81 degrees. and the mission district at 70 today. 86 degrees in napa, oakland 78 and dublin topping out at 85 degrees. all of this sunshine today. mostly clear skies tomorrow. here's looking at futurecast. this takes you into the day tomorrow. it shows you what the radar and satellite could look like. and by noon tomorrow it's still all clear across the bay. so we may not even see the morning low clouds. but look at tomorrow evening. we start to see some clouds moving in around monterey and possibly some showers. if you have weekend plans there maybe a little bit wet with some pop-up showers and storms.
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and then this energy spreads across the bay especially sunday morning, more clouds the possibility of some showers. and maybe some lightning and rain. so we'll be watching out for that possibility. and it also rolls off to the east and brings some rain to the sierra. so some changing weather in the forecast. and it does look good to give some rain as we go into the weekend. so saturday is all clear across the bay area. and temperatures a little bit cooler than today. then we have more clouds. on sunday that chance of showers and highs only topping out in the 70s. we've also been keeping an eye on hurricane joaquin because this is such a large hurricane. as you see how big it is here on the satellite imagery, covering most of the islands of the bahamas. and then moving over toward haiti and the dominican republic as well. and into the next couple of days even though this does not make a direct landfall on the east coast, we still have very strong wind speeds. it's causing a lot of damage and really hasn't moved there. so i know they're just thinking just move away.
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and it will eventually do so as we go into the next several days while still drawing in that tropical moisture into the east coast and producing some flooding rains for those areas. so we'll keep you up to date here. and also you want to keep checking in for that chance of rain as we head into the weekend, kris. >> all right. thank you very much, kari. we're looking forward to that. and we will be right back. coming up after nbc bay area news at 11:00, "access hollywood live" followed by "days of our lives" at 1:00 p.m. way to shoot some of his scenes
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in the new film "the martian." while his travels did n matt damon had to travel a long way to shoot some of the scenes in the new film "the martian." while his travels did not take him outside the earth's atmosphere. they did take him to the deserts of jordan to simulate the red planet. we have a look at "the martian"
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and other films opening in this week's box office preview. >> matt damon is lost in space in "the martian." he's part of a scientific crew exploring the surface of mars, but a powerful storm forces the earthlings to abandon the mission and damon. he has to ma gooifr his life until nasa can rescue him. rated 13. >> this is extremely illegal not to mention dangerous. >> this high wire act is based on the true story of a french aerialist who stretched a wire between the twin towers of the orld world trade center and walked across. "the walk" is rated pg. >> i'm only asking for equality. >> julian moore plays real life jersey cop lorl hester, decorated detective with cancer. she wants to leave to her partner but prevented from doing so. rated pg 13. >> tonight malala remains in
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intensive care. >> another real life story comes to theaters in "he named me malala." this follows a pakistani teenager advocating education for girls. but when she's targeted by a taliban gunman, her survival propels her to a nobel prize. he named me malala is rated pg-13. that's the box office preview. nbc news. and we will be right back. officer is going out with an
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impressive notch on his belt - 35 retiring alabama police
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officer is going out with an impressive notch on his belt. 35 years in the making, let's see if you believe this one, kari. tuscaloosa police captain is calling it quits without ever having called in sick. >> what? >> not once in 35 days -- that is a department record. the closest he ever got to calling in sick was when his gallbladder ruptured and he had to have emergency surgery. he still managed to come immediately back so-called light duty. >> wow. >> flowers by the way credits good genes. he says he never got sick as a child either. i'm calling bologna on that one and saying he came to work sick. >> gallbladder, i'm going to work through it, i don't care what's going on, i just passed out, i'm still going to work. >> we have a friend, colleague, who's here and very proud of not calling in sick either and we're like sometimes you just need to stay home. >> yes, you do. we don't want to catch what you have. >> have a great weekend. stay well. don't get sick. we'll see you monday.
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. >> a candlelight vigil for the victims of the oregon shooting. i'm billy bush. >> i'm kit hoover. i can't believe it. it's the 45th school shooting this year and the fourth shooting of american colleges since august. when i say those words, i cannot believe this is how we are opening the show again. president obama clearly upset yesterday. he said each time we see one of these mass shootings, our thoughts and prayers are not enough. it doesn't capture the anger we should feel. i feel so angry and heartbroken over all of this. >> his 15th speech on mass shootings since he has been president

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